Friday, February 12, 2016

Estelle wakes in a Bind - Snippet from #Superhero Romance for #SFFSat

Welcome to another Saturday of Science Fiction & Fantasy and read snippets exchanged by several writers.
Last week I finished the Introductory chapter of my WIP, a superhero romance set in the fictional city of Atalanta, a sunnier, southern version of Gotham City. You can read last week’s snippet here: Today, we meet the heroine, seventeen year old Estelle. I’m jumping over the start of her “boring” summer on her uncle’s farm to some peculiar (more peculiar?) events.
In last week’s snippet, Estelle was knocked unconscious in an explosion. You can read it here:
We’ll skip a chapter and start where she wakes (abbreviated for your entertainment).

Estelle woke and cracked her eyes open. A white blur filled her field of vision. She tried to rub her eyes, but her hand was fastened at the wrist. Wriggling each part of her body, she discovered cold metal bands pinning her forehead, her arms and legs. Fear shivered through her tethered body and her mind whirled in confusion.
Was she in a hospital? Estelle stared up. Curved glass enclosed her body. Above the transparent cylinder, glossy lines decorated the white ceiling. Her gaze traveled along the interleaved spiral paths. Blinking, she wrenched her eyes away from the hypnotic patterns.
Voices drifted to her ears from outside her room. They seemed to be discussing her.
“She is very young for the transformation.” A woman’s impassive voice, judging by the high pitch.

I hope to release the eBook in a few weeks. 

Today’s special – My novella, Captured by the Hawk, a comic space opera, is FREE from 12-16th

Please return to and read the other snippets.
Your comments are welcome as always.


  1. This is very visual - I can picture Estelle's plight. I like the phrase interleaved spiral paths. Sounds to me like she's in trouble...

    1. You're cruel to your characters! I never do things that horrible to my characters... honest...